NEUCHATEL, Switzerland – Les Suprêmes, from St-Léonard, Que., and Nexxice, from Burlington, Ont., stand seventh and eighth after Friday’s short program at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships.

Russian teams are 1-2 with Crystal Ice first with 79.44 points and Junost second at 76.46. Skyliners from the U.S. are third at 75.79.

Les Suprêmes totalled 63.50 while Nexxice earned 60.30. There are 23 entries.

The skaters for les Suprêmes are: Alessia Hart-Lewis, Amelia Asparian, Solène Aymard, Émilie Beaucage, Olivia Ronca, Frédérique Hébert-Mondragon, Thea Iulia Dimbu, Charlotte Grütter, Astrid Kumpulainen, Joséphine Kawa, Jade Deschênes,   Lynnson Ceneston, Alona Chabalin-Zea,  Natasha Gligorijevic, Julia Caponi, Anne-Laurence Trudeau, Alice Cormier, Victoria Gligorijevic, Lauren Santori, Loriana Cocca, Morgane Launay-Boireau

“We are very happy with our performance,” said Hart-Lewis. “Our goals for this competition were to perform and make the crowd feel our program more than just see it. I think we have accomplished that as a team.”

The skaters for Nexxice are Christina Sze Wai Au, Ashley Sophie Bona, Savana Bosco, Avery Nasha Clark, Abbey Elaine Ana Glumpak, Lauren Elizabeth Hatfield, Amanda Talia Kauffman, Vasiliki Victoria Kiriakou, Natalie Leung, Nellie Charlotte Meijer, Victoria, Maria Morgado, Mya Isabelle Napier, Madeleine Margaret North, Desiree Melissa Perry, Lauren Samantha Pollack, Meghan Marguerite Tiplady, Sophia Tong, Emily Kristine Van Berkel and Milja Amilda Wilamo.

“Although it wasn’t the performance we hoped for, we have a lot to be proud of,” said Kauffman. “We attacked our skate and we were aggressive. We put out everything out there and made some mistakes. But we prefer that strategy than to be passive and safe.”

Competition ends Saturday with the free skate.

Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1819/wjcsys2019/